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8/20/14 22:4428-Dec-98CA - CaliforniaRiversideRiversideTyisha Miller19FemaleBlack or African AmericanNot of Hispanic or Latino origin23KilledArmedunconscious with gun in laphttp://Tyisha Miller,19, of Rubidoux, Riverside, California, was driving with her 15-year-old friend in her aunt's Nissan Sentra when the car's tire went flat. A passing stranger helped them change the tire, but the spare was also flat, so the man led them to a filling station. But the tire would not inflate, and so Ms. Miller waited in the car while the man drove her friend home to get assistance from the family. When relatives arrived they found Ms. Miller apparently comatose in the locked car, with the engine running and the radio on. She was shaking bodily and foaming at the mouth, and had a .380 semi-automatic pistol in her lap.[2][3] Unable to wake her they called 9-1-1. Four Police officers arrived at the scene within minutes and, informed by family members of the presence of a gun in the car, approached the vehicle with guns drawn.[3] After attempting for several minutes to get a response from Miller, the decision was made to force entry into the vehicle as Miller was in apparent need of immediate medical attention.[3] As one of the officers was attempting to remove the gun, Miller is said to have sat up and grabbed the weapon at which point the officers opened fire 23 times, hitting Ms. Miller with at least 12 bullets, including four in the head. The officers involved, three white and one Hispanic, were placed on administrative leave. They claimed they had acted in self-defense. The releasing of the coroner's report prompted protests from the community, who rallied at the police headquarters, demanding an independent investigation, amongst suggestions that institutional racism had played a role.The officers involved were fired from Riverside Police Department but did not face prosecution due to "insufficient evidence." nyt story: http://www.nytimes.com/1999/01/09/us/unanswered-questions-in-a-fatal-police-shooting.html?ref=tyisha_miller Sickening CBS News headline: Did Tyisha Miller Have To Die? http://www.cbsnews.com/news/did-tyisha-miller-have-to-die/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyisha_MillerOfficers Paul Bugar, 24; Wayne Stewart, 26; Daniel Hotard, 23, and Michael Alagna, 27.YesRiverside CA - CaliforniaRiverside CA - California1998
Timestamp8/20/14 22:44
Date Searched28-Dec-98
StateCA - California
CountyRiverside
CityRiverside
Victim NameTyisha Miller
Victim's Age19
Victim's GenderFemale
RaceBlack or African American
Hispanic or Latino OriginNot of Hispanic or Latino origin
Shots Fired23
Hit or Killed?Killed
Armed or Unarmed?Armed
Weaponunconscious with gun in lap
Summaryhttp://Tyisha Miller,19, of Rubidoux, Riverside, California, was driving with her 15-year-old friend in her aunt's Nissan Sentra when the car's tire went flat. A passing stranger helped them change the tire, but the spare was also flat, so the man led them to a filling station. But the tire would not inflate, and so Ms. Miller waited in the car while the man drove her friend home to get assistance from the family. When relatives arrived they found Ms. Miller apparently comatose in the locked car, with the engine running and the radio on. She was shaking bodily and foaming at the mouth, and had a .380 semi-automatic pistol in her lap.[2][3] Unable to wake her they called 9-1-1. Four Police officers arrived at the scene within minutes and, informed by family members of the presence of a gun in the car, approached the vehicle with guns drawn.[3] After attempting for several minutes to get a response from Miller, the decision was made to force entry into the vehicle as Miller was in apparent need of immediate medical attention.[3] As one of the officers was attempting to remove the gun, Miller is said to have sat up and grabbed the weapon at which point the officers opened fire 23 times, hitting Ms. Miller with at least 12 bullets, including four in the head. The officers involved, three white and one Hispanic, were placed on administrative leave. They claimed they had acted in self-defense. The releasing of the coroner's report prompted protests from the community, who rallied at the police headquarters, demanding an independent investigation, amongst suggestions that institutional racism had played a role.The officers involved were fired from Riverside Police Department but did not face prosecution due to "insufficient evidence." nyt story: http://www.nytimes.com/1999/01/09/us/unanswered-questions-in-a-fatal-police-shooting.html?ref=tyisha_miller Sickening CBS News headline: Did Tyisha Miller Have To Die? http://www.cbsnews.com/news/did-tyisha-miller-have-to-die/
Source Linkhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyisha_Miller
Name of Officer or OfficersOfficers Paul Bugar, 24; Wayne Stewart, 26; Daniel Hotard, 23, and Michael Alagna, 27.
ShootingsYes
County StateRiverside CA - California
City StateRiverside CA - California
Year1998